Nate, well, he's my little Alex P. Keaton (yes-when you read this sweetheart, you will have to research that one). He dresses in khaki's, polos, button down dress shirts and ties almost every day. We had to go buy a new pair of Grandpa shoes for this year as well. The other night, he was standing on the footstool and singing and dancing and then whipped down his pants and mooned Erik and said, "see that full moon?!" Erik and I almost lost it! I had tears running down my face from laughing so hard! He is also the condescending/too smart for his own good child.
A few funnies I shared on FaceBook. Bailey doesn't get much FB time as she gets embarrassed. :)
Another example that Nate (6) is really much older...
Nate: Mom, what does fool mean?
Me: Well, fool means (as I stop for a second to think)
Nate: Would you like me to use it in a sentence?
My go-to phrase with the kids (when they were being crazy) was, "I don't have time to go to the emergency room." It has now changed to, "How am I supposed to explain this to the emergency room people" as I know they are going to do something crazy! No trip to the ER today, but I heard the boys playing on Lex's bed. I heard all sorts of noise (this was after I told them no body slamming) and then I hear a body hit the floor. Quiet. Slight whimpering. One child saying "this is why Mom told us not to do that!" in an oh-so-quiet whisper, whimpering child now says, "I'm fine!" Quiet. Then both of them laughing hysterically saying, "That was sooo cool! Let's do it again! Bailey, Lex just did a back flip off his bed-come watch!" Oh Leamon boys...
Nate: No, some adults do play video games. Daddy does.
Lex: Yea, you are right!
Nate: But, Dad is weird. So, he's doesn't count.
Lex: Yea, he is weird. He's one of the weirdest parents I know-and Mom.
*a few seconds pass*
Lex: Troy. I could totally see Troy Beatty playing video games.
Nate: Yea, I could see that too.
Why do I not redo my wood floors you ask? I am sitting here listening to monster trucks being raced from my living room to my dining room and back. I am not freaking out about the scratches or damage that may be done. I am listening to the fun and laughter. My floors can be stained and polished and perfect when I'm old! Until then, carry on and have fun!!!